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Ribbon Headbands


  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, about 20 inches long and no wider than 2 inches
  • 4-inches length thin elastic, flat or rounded
  • Needle and thread


  1. Step 1

    Measure the wearer's head with a tape measure at the point where the headband will be positioned. Cut a ribbon 1 to 2 inches shorter than that length.

  2. Step 2

    Fold one end of the ribbon over an end of the elastic. With a needle and thread, make several stitches back and forth through the fold. Check to see if the headband fits; trim the ribbon or elastic if needed. Repeat the fold on the remaining ends of the ribbon and elastic.

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